NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Newport News Shipbuilding has received a Navy contract to plan the refueling overhaul of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln.
The division of Huntington Ingalls Industries announced this week that it has received a $383 million contract to continue planning work for the overhaul of the nuclear-powered ship.
If all contract options are exercised, the company says the full value of the contract could reach $678 million.
The work includes planning, design, documentation, engineering, material procurement, pre-fabrication and shipboard inspections. Huntington Ingalls say more than 1,000 employees will support the planning effort.
The USS Abraham Lincoln was delivered to the Navy in 19789. It is the fifth Nimitz-class carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding and also will be the fifth ship of the class to undergo this major life-cycle milestone.